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Baby Shark’s Big Show Meet the Shark Family and Friends

Baby Shark’s Big Show Meet the Shark Family and Friends

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Based on the all-new Nickelodeon series, this Level 1 I Can Read is perfect for sharing with the Baby Shark fan in your life!

Meet your favorite characters from Baby Shark's Big Show! From Mommy Shark to Daddy Shark and William to Vola, ocean friends come together to have a fin-tastic time!

Baby Shark's Big Show!: Meet the Shark Family and Friends is a Level One I Can Read, perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts of Level One books support success for children eager to start reading on their own.

Baby Shark's Big Show! is a Nickelodeon animated series starring everyone's favorite shark along with his shark family and ocean friends. The show is based on the Pinkfong characters from the YouTube global phenomenon with over 8 billion views.

Baby Sister

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Glowing, colorful artwork and lyrical prose lead readers on a journey as an ordinary donkey carries a not-so-ordinary cargo to Bethlehem.
Baby Sister for Frances

Baby Sister for Frances

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With a new addition to the family, Frances is feeling left out. So Frances decides to run away--but not too far! This new edition of Russell and Lillian Hoban's beloved classic is perfect for beginning readers.

Baby Sister for Frances

Baby Sister for Frances

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Frances has a new baby sister . . . and she's not happy about it.

With the new addition to the family, no one pays much attention to Frances anymore. At least that's the way it seems to her. So Frances decides to run away. Not too far, though--just far enough so she can hear how much she'll be missed, even by baby Gloria!

Babysitters

Babysitters

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Cork is a short muskrat who likes to help out. Fuzz is a tall possum who likes to help himself. Cork is babysitting a porcupine, and he needs Fuzz's help. Fuzz says he's too busy. But when the porcupine goes missing, it is up to Fuzz to help find him! Young readers will love the sixth installment in the popular Cork and Fuzz series!
Back on Track Disney/Pixar Cars 3

Back on Track Disney/Pixar Cars 3

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A Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader based on Disney/Pixar Cars 3--cruising into theaters June 16, 2017!

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn't through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing's biggest stage! Children ages 4 to 6 will love this Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader based on the film. Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. For children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.

Back to Dog-Gone School

Back to Dog-Gone School

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From the bus stop to the last bell, this photographic Step 2 early reader--consisting of school-themed poems--is sure to delight dog lovers and those anxious about going back to school.

Most of the poems are from the hardcover picture books by husband-and-wife team Ron and Amy Schmidt, Loose Leashes and Dog-Gone School, and there are a few new poems and photos, too!

Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. For children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.

Back to School Splat ( Splat the Cat )

Back to School Splat ( Splat the Cat )

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Hit the books with Splat the Cat in this funny back-to-school story! This 8x8 storybook adventure is perfect for the start of the school year.

It's the first day of school, and there's only time for Splat to share one of his summer adventures with the class. Will it be the time he went searching for pirate treasure? Or the time he went swimming with sharks in the ocean? But before the end of the day, Splat knows exactly what to talk about--and it's the biggest surprise of all!

Read all about Splat's first day back at school in Splat the Cat: Back to School, Splat!, another sure-to-be-a-classic story by New York Times bestselling author-artist Rob Scotton!

Back to School with Mr Men Little Miss

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Get ready to go back to school with the Mr. Men and Little Misses in this fun story!

Little Miss Tiny is excited for her first day of school. Some of the other Mr. Men and Little Miss are joining her, and they've got a few things to learn! Will Mr. Messy learn how to write, and will Mr. Wrong be able to solve math problems? Children will love following the Mr. Men and Little Misses on their newest adventure.

Backbeard and the Birthday Suit: The Hairiest Pirate Who Ever Lived

Backbeard and the Birthday Suit: The Hairiest Pirate Who Ever Lived

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Set sail for a hairy adventure.

Sure, pirates are rough and tough and stinky. But after one particularly rowdy birthday party, even Backbeard must admit that it's time for him to buy a new suit.

With the local clothing shop out of all the traditional pirate garb, even a pirate as ornery as Backbeard can't always get what he wants. Backbeard's unusual new birthday suit will either make him the laughingstock of the whole ship, or the most stylish pirate to ever raise the Jolly Roger.

Backyard Pet

Backyard Pet

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Now an animated series on Disney Junior!

The Chicken Squad is back for their eighth (mis)adventure, and this time the fowl siblings adopt unique pets in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read from the bestselling author of Click, Clack, Moo.

Sugar sees all her siblings have different pets in the backyard. At first, she thinks some of them are silly (how can wildflowers be a pet?). But she wants to join in the fun and find a backyard pet, too!

Bad Apple

Bad Apple

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It takes a firm apple to stand up to bullies.

When Mac, an apple, meets Will, a worm, they become fast friends, teaching each other games and even finishing each other's sentences. But apples aren't supposed to like worms, and Mac gets called rotten and bad apple. At first, Mac doesn't know what to do--it's never easy standing up to bullies--but after a lonely day without Will, Mac decides he'd rather be a bad apple with Will than a sad apple without.


Charming . . . Social norms force Mac and Will apart; surprisingly effective, fruit-related pathos ensues before the two friends decide to buck convention and like whom they like. Who cares what anyone thinks?--The New York Times

Bad Case of Tattle Tongue

Bad Case of Tattle Tongue

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A Book that Helps Kids Learn the Difference Between Tattling and Telling

No one likes Josh the Tattler because he tattles way too much. He tattles on his classmates, his brother, and even his dog! But one night Josh wakes up to find that his tongue is very long, yellow, covered in bright purple spots, and Itchy, Itchy, Scratchy, Scratchy...

Will a bad case of Tattle Tongue teach him a lesson?

A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue gives teachers and counselors a humorous, cleverly creative way to address the time-consuming tattling-related issues that often sap classroom energy and thwart teaching opportunities. Parents who battle the tattle at home, on the playground, in the grocery store, or anywhere else can use this book to both entertain and enlighten their children about The Tattle Rules. Every adult who desires to help children understand the differences between tattling and the need to warn others about important matters needs this book!

Bad Dog ( I Like to Read )

Bad Dog ( I Like to Read )

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Bad dog! Tom the dog is being very bad...Can he redeem himself before Dad puts him out in the yard?

Loveable rascal Tom the dog is being very bad. He breaks the TV. He chases Kit the cat. He pulls down the tablecloth. Luckily, when Kit goes missing, it takes someone with four legs and a powerful nose to find her. Forgiveness and love triumph in this charming, easy-to-read story of a family dog who is rarely on his best behavior but whose heart is always in the right place.

An I Like to Read(R) book. Guided Reading Level C.

The award-winning I Like to Read(c) series focuses on guided reading levels A through G, based upon Fountas and Pinnell standards. Acclaimed author-illustrators--including winners of Caldecott, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and Coretta Scott King honors--create original, high quality illustrations that support comprehension of simple text and are fun for kids to read with parents, teachers, or on their own!

For readers who've mastered basic sight words, Level C books feature slightly longer sentences and a wider range of high-frequency words than Level B books. Level C books are suitable for mid-to-late kindergarten readers. When Level C is mastered, follow up with Level D.

Bad Kitty Does Not Like Candy

Bad Kitty Does Not Like Candy

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Kitty's back in two brand new stories, complete with a sheet of colorful stickers in an 8x8 format--in this hilarious story, it's time to feed Kitty but all she wants is candy. Will Kitty prevail and get what she wants?

It's dinnertime and Bad Kitty is hungry. What should she eat for dinner?

Fish? Nope!
Beef? Ew!Octopus? Gross!
Bad Kitty knows exactly what she wants. Candy! And nothing will stand in her way.

Find out what will stop Kitty from eating all the candy in the world in this bright, hilarious picture book from New York Times bestselling author Nick Bruel's beloved Bad Kitty series. Bad Kitty Does Not Like Candy is purrr-fect for young readers who love kitties, candy, and a little bit of chaos!

Bad Kitty Does Not Like Dogs

Bad Kitty Does Not Like Dogs

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Kitty wants to take a nap. Kitty always wants to take a nap. But Puppy wants to play! Can Kitty convince Puppy that sleeping is far more fun than playing? Find out in this riotous story featuring your favorite cranky cat and his slobbery nemesis-complete with a full page of stickers, perfect for you to stick all over your pals as they sleep.
Bad Kitty Does Not Like Snow

Bad Kitty Does Not Like Snow

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It's snowing. Kitty has never seen snow. So Kitty looks it up on the computer.

Snow is wet.
Snow is cold.
Snow is slippery.

Okay. Bad Kitty can handle this. She'll just put on her snow gear and try. . . in Nick Bruel's Bad Kitty Does Not Like Snow.

Bad Kitty Does Not Like Thanksgiving

Bad Kitty Does Not Like Thanksgiving

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New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Nick Bruel's naughty feline is back in the holiday adventure Bad Kitty Does Not Like Thanksgiving.

Kitty does not like Thanksgiving.
Kitty LOVES Thanksgiving.
Specifically, Kitty loves turkey . . . and will do anything to get her paws on it.
So, Kitty comes up with a plan but in perfect cantankerous cat fashion, can't quite pull it off and ends up with the turkey (and all the fixins') on her head.

No, Kitty does not like Thanksgiving.